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Relations the UK and USA have soured after the leak diplomatic cables the UK's ambassador to the USA. The leaked memos were published a British newspaper on Sunday. They contained highly negative and critical comments President Trump's White House from Ambassador Kim Darroch. Mr Darroch wrote the White House: "We don't really believe this administration is going to become substantially more normal; less dysfunctional; less unpredictable; less faction riven; less diplomatically clumsy and inept." He characterized Mr Trump's policy Iran as "incoherent" and "chaotic". Sir Winston Churchill's grandson called the leak an act "unforgivable treachery".

The United States and the UK are traditionally strong partners the international stage. They each describe their friendship as a "special relationship". The UK needs to nurture this friendship following its leaving the European Union Brexit. It needs a trade deal America. The United Kingdom's Prime Minister Theresa May said she had "full faith" Sir Kim as ambassador but did not agree his comments. Her spokesman described the leak as being "absolutely unacceptable". Donald Trump retaliated to the comments, saying Sir Kim "has not served the UK well." On Twitter, he wrote: "I do not know the Ambassador, but he is not liked or well thought within the US. We will no longer deal him."

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